CRBI plans family paddle on Etowah River June 9
The Coosa River Basin Initiative will host a 10-mile paddle on the Etowah River from Euharlee to US 411 near Kingston on Saturday, June 9.
State quota hunts must be applied for online
Beginning June 1, Georgia Wildlife Resources Division will accept online applications for public quota hunts, including deer, alligator, waterfowl, dove and many others. The newly redesigned system now allows sportsmen and women of all ages to apply electronically for quota hunts including adult/dhild specialty hunts.
Snake encounters increasing, but numbers of snakes aren't
A warm winter and spring probably contributed to more snakes being seen this year, but there’s no evidence that Georgia’s snake populations are increasing.
Beware of bears; stash your trash this spring and summer
Add “bear-proof the garbage” to your spring cleaning list. It’s one of the first and most important things you can do to resolve human-bear conflicts.
Georgia DNR: Take a kid fishing
Looking for a way to spend more time with a child or grandchild this summer?
‘Big Harry’ raises big money for grant
Runners were able to bolster one key statistic Thursday night in the second annual Big Harry Cross Country Run over last year’s debut: money donated to the scholarship fund.
“Last year, we did not charge anything,” race director Doug Renz said. “We just wanted people to run the course and see how they liked it. This time we accepted donations.”
Dalton girls track athlete Susan Meinders is a very spiritual young lady, who never hesitates to give God the credit in her athletic pursuits. So when the junior came over the next-to-last hurdle at the Georgia High School Association’s Class 3A state track meet, she had no fears even when she hit the top of the hurdle and seemed to stumble.
“God kept me balanced,” Meinders said after claiming the state title with a time of 44 seconds, 21 hundreths. “He kept me from falling, and He carried me through.”
Doug Hawley: Finish is just the start
So often, people are caught up in thinking winning is all that matters in distance running and other sports. Nevertheless, much can be said for “personal” victories.
Harris Gallegly, an 8-year-old second grader at New Hope Elementary, achieved one such victory during a local road race in mid-March.
‘Great crowd’ for Gregory Classic
Cohutta native Dean Thompson made history Saturday morning as the overall winner of the 32nd Bill Gregory Healthcare Classic’s first 10K race since the latter 1980’s.
“It feels good to make history,” the 46-year-old Thompson said of his 36 minutes, 18 seconds clocking over the tough course, which started and ended at Bradley Wellness Center. “It’s like the Dalton Half Marathon for me.”
North Georgia Speedway will break for a month
North Georgia Speedway will be closed for the rest of the month due to upkeep with the track, but racing will return in June.
Keiff Ellis, the dirt track’s promoter, said a number of upgrades and maintenance will take place to improve the Chatsworth speedway, including a new timing system for the qualifying part of each race.
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